Mar
21
8:00 PM20:00

Spaghetti Sessions Songwriter Showcase


An evening of great singer-songwriter performances, featuring musicians and their songs - many of them developed through the on-going Spaghetti Sessions workshops.

About Spaghetti Sessions Performing Songwriter Workshop: Since 2011, the Spaghetti Sessions has held their monthly songwriter workshop in downtown Jersey City. Musicians perform to a roomful of their peers who offer insights and feedback on the works-in-progress. Over the years, the Sessions have fostered a growing community of musicians, many of whom have gone on to become established artists throughout the JC area and beyond.

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Apr
23
8:00 PM20:00

The Listener | After School Orchestra

Tuesday, April 23
8p
The Listener

An intimate evening of improvised music in the Parlour at Fox & Crow. The booth table is in the spotlight - Orchestra musicians play specifically for the rotating folks sitting at the table.

Tonight's Players:
Benedicto Figueroa (Mic) (Poet Laureate, Founder JC Slam)
Zach Herchen (Sax) (Con Vivo Music, New Threads Quartet)
Alex Pergament (Guitar) (Founder After School)
+ Musicians TBA
+ special guests

AFTER SCHOOL ORCHESTRA creates music on stage that has never been made before. We practice the art of discovering music live. The musicians add blocks, individual ideas, in response to one another, and fit the pieces together through feedback. As musicians layer additional blocks, the song structure and content grows.

We think the audience listening is as important as the musicians playing. The musicians play by listening, just like the audience. Appreciation can be a powerful instrument. Share everything. Touch everyone.

www.afterschooljc.com/Orchestra

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Mar
16
10:00 PM22:00

The Latest Noise Presents Doc Mills and Brendan Hartnett

FROM THE NORTH...
Doc Mills is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from the New York City area. Mills writes folk-infused Americana songs in a confessional style; originally (and proudly) from North Dakota, his lyrics invoke deep imagery of the Northern Plains to paint pictures of love, loss, and rebirth.

Mills presents six of these stories on the "Blades of Grass EP," released in November of 2017. His next project, tentatively titled "When the World Ends," is already in the works for a 2019 release.

www.docmillsmusic.com

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Mar
2
10:00 PM22:00

Joy On Fire

“JOY ON FIRE draws from the eye-popping thrills of punk and the work ethic of prog to bolster their jazz aura … a thrill of high voltage jazz 'n' roll.”

—Gareth Thompson, All About Jazz

JOY ON FIRE is the Punk Jazz trio described as Zeppelin-meets-Coltrane, comprising sax, bass & drums, with roots in Baltimore and current digs in Princeton NJ.

Check out more JOY ON FIRE here:

www.joyonfire.com

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Mar
1
10:00 PM22:00

Scott E. Moore

Americana meets R&B.  Veteran singer-songwriter-guitarist who can break your heart, soothe your soul and make you smirk. He can croon and groove, with a beautiful melody and some nasty blues.

He’s played all over, as a solo act and a sideman. From intimate rooms to New Orleans Jazzfest.  With mind-blowing unknowns to a vast array of eclectic names like Freedy Johnston, Amos Lee, Steve Forbert, Tuck & Patti, Jane Siberry, French pop star Tété and…hell, even The Smothers Brothers. Plus too many more to name here. Good music finds good music.

Scott’s Writer’s Hang residency ran for 10 years in Hoboken, NJ,, where he performed with and hosted some of the best of the best songwriters in the country. The Sundance Channel featured Scott and ‘The Hang’ in their show, “Keeping Time: New Music from America’s Roots,” along with Gillian Welch, Nickel Creek and others.  

He plays ambient soul music at prestigious yoga retreats and has created meditation music for Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey.  He’s also an award-winning documentary filmmaker. 

The dude’s got stories to tell.  

"Scott E. Moore makes time disappear...a great singer-songwriter, with a mesmerizing voice and lyrics that draw you into another world."

-- The Bergen Record

“…combining Northern edge with Southern grease in an unbeatable combination...

-- Puremusic.com

"Moore's voice is full of blue-eyed soul, able to express innocent wonder and world-weary resignation..." -- Performing Songwriter Magazine 

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Feb
28
8:00 PM20:00

Ian Kenselaar Group

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Bassist Ian Kenselaar is a proud New Jerseyan. He began studying music at age 11 in 2004. Mentor James Buchanan introduced Ian to a jazz program at NJPAC in Newark, directed by tenor saxophonist Don Braden. Jazz House Kids -- a community arts organization lead by bassist Christian McBride and Melissa Walker -- was another important institution in Ian’s early education. There, Ian formed his first deep connections and began a lifelong journey into this music.

Ian went on to study at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, with bassist Kenny Davis, drummer Victor Lewis, and altoist Mark Gross. In 2014 Ian moved to Jersey City to be closer with master drummer and bandleader Winard Harper, who would become another source of great inspiration. Harper hosted a twice weekly jam session and interview series at Moore’s Lounge in JC where young musicians could cut their teeth and learn real lessons on the bandstand from more seasoned players. Some of the guest artists Ian got to play with here include drummer Billy Hart, and tenorman Stacy Dillard, and pianist Norman Simmons. In 2017 Harper selected Ian to be one of twelve national recipients of the Ravinia Steans Music Institute Fellowship in Illinois where he spent a week studying composition with bassist Rufus Reid, pianist Billy Childs, and tenor saxophonist Nathan Davis.

Over the past two years, Ian has also worked with the Princeton University jazz program, under the direction of Rudresh Mahanthappa with ensembles lead by guest artist Danilo Perez and vocalist Jay Clayton. Currently, Ian is working with tenor saxophonist JD Allen and is proud to be presented on his forthcoming album. Ian looks forward to a busy itinerary in 2019 and will be working hard and taking no prisoners!

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Feb
21
8:00 PM20:00

Spaghetti Sessions Songwriter Showcase


An evening of great singer-songwriter performances, featuring musicians and their songs - many of them developed through the on-going Spaghetti Sessions workshops.

About Spaghetti Sessions Performing Songwriter Workshop: Since 2011, the Spaghetti Sessions has held their monthly songwriter workshop in downtown Jersey City. Musicians perform to a roomful of their peers who offer insights and feedback on the works-in-progress. Over the years, the Sessions have fostered a growing community of musicians, many of whom have gone on to become established artists throughout the JC area and beyond.

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Feb
16
10:00 PM22:00

Strange Majik

The British influence is all over Strange Majik’s sound. You can hear The Stones, Ziggy era Bowie and more than a little Hendrix whilst still managing to sound as American as apple pie.”
Ben Adlam - Shindig Magazine UK

"David Pattillo and his band are fantastic. I call it Progressive Blues!"
Tony Visconti

"Watching David Pattillo (who goes by the moniker “Strange Majik”) perform makes you want to fist bump to the tune of rebellion and replace your bedroom door with beaded curtains."
Greg Mania - Creem Magazine

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Feb
14
8:00 PM20:00

James Calleo: Second Thursday Residency

Second Thursday Residency
Valentines Day Edition:
Songs of Love and Loneliness

James Calleo and his band will be performing two sets of music starting at 8pm.
As always, a first set of originally composed music by James Calleo.
The Second set special will be Soulful Songs of Love and Lonliness.

Whether you've got yourself a mate, or solo on this date, there will be soul music for your heart. Al Green, Daryl Hall, Smokey Robinson...or D'Angelo. There is something for you.

Come join the party.

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Feb
9
10:00 PM22:00

Val Emmich and Paul Rosevear

Val Emmich 

The Star-Ledger called Val Emmich “one of the finest songwriters in the Garden State, [and] also one of the most prolific.” He’s also the New York Times’ bestselling author of Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel and an actor who you may have seen on 30 Rock (NBC), Vinyl (HBO) and others. He lives in Jersey City heights.

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For the last 20 years Paul Rosevear’s musical aim has remained the same: to connect with others through a great song, well sung. Along the way, he’s supported artists ranging from Joan Baez to Stone Temple Pilots, licensed his songs to major networks like MTV and The CW Network, penned innumerable jingles in adland, and proudly served spaghetti and meatballs to Ric Ocasek while interning at NYC’s legendary Magic Shop recording studio. His latest solo release is entitled “Pearl,” and his latest band release is The Vice Rags' self-titled EP. Paul also teaches songwriting at Lakehouse Music Academy in Asbury Park. 

paulrosevear.com

twitter.com/paulrosevear

facebook.com/paulrosevearmusic


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Feb
7
8:00 PM20:00

Scott Sharrard

2018 GRAMMY nominee Scott Sharrard had been the touring guitarist for the Gregg Allman Band since the Fall of 2008. He’s been called “one of the best guitarists in the country” by Billboard. Gregg Allman, had high praise for the guitarist. “I know all about guitar players —I’ve seen the very best — and Scott Sharrard is the perfect guitarist for my band. He understands that you don’t need to play just for the sake of playing; Scott isn’t one of those guys who thinks they’re getting paid by the note. He never steps on the vocals, and leaves plenty of room for everyone else to do their thing, but when it’s time to solo, Scott delivers, boy.”

While most recently acting as Musical Director & Co-Writer for Allman and recently recording his last record "Southern Blood" in Muscle Shoals, Scott has also been concentrating on the growth of his solo career while holding Gregg's legacy near and dear as a guiding light and point of everlasting inspiration. His next album "Saving Grace" has been recorded and will be released in 2018.

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Feb
2
10:00 PM22:00

Adam Masterson + Debra Devi

10 PM Adam Masterson - www.adammasterson.com
"Forget the likes of Pete Yorn and John Mayer. In Masterson, we have a homegrown talent who wipes the floor
with the lot of them.” - Uncut Magazine

11 PM Debra Devi - www.debradevi.com
"Her compelling voice reminds us of Sheryl Crow and PJ Harvey, but Devi's guitar playing brings to mind the incomparable Jimi Hendrix." - Metal Hammer

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Feb
1
10:00 PM22:00

Greg Humphreys

Singer-songwriter Greg Humphreys is best known as frontman and songwriter for bands Dillon Fence and Hobex. He’s been making waves with his Electric Trio since moving to NYC in 2013, touring steadily and releasing LPs Haymaker (2018) and Lucky Guy (2016). Greg often features his looping rig in solo performances––creating improvisations, trying out new material, and re-casting funk n’ soul classics was well as songs from his own catalog.

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New song, “You’re The One For Me"

https://bit.ly/2FVR8Jl

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Jan
31
8:00 PM20:00

Sean Kiely

No Depression writes that Sean Kiely’s 2015 album Your Logo, My Logo “is one of those sublime and unassuming efforts that sneaks up on you until you find it won’t let go." [http://nodepression.com/album-review/sean-kielys-unassuming-originality]

Sean Kiely is a singer-songwriter and guitarist living & writing in Jersey City since 2008. After releasing his first full-length Arch Envy in 2012, Sean turned his focus toward the acoustic guitar, and began crafting the intricate instrumental parts and evocative lyrics that characterize the songs on Your Logo, My Logo. NJ.com writes it is a “grand, acoustic, folk-rock journey through America's recent adventures in the realms of "money, entertainment, news, sports, tribalism, failure, success, love, death and distraction.'" [http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2015/07

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Jan
24
8:00 PM20:00

Vicki Kristina Barcelona

VickiKristinaBarcelona is Rachelle Garniez, Amanda Homi, and Terry Radigan, a power trio dedicated to re-imagining the songs of Tom Waits via gorgeous three-part harmonies and a treasure trove of instruments including banjos, bottles and bells, creating a world of sound at once powerful, playful and poignant.  

Seasoned singers and songwriters, each a hybrid story-teller and multi-instrumentalist in her own right, join forces to salute the tragicomic lyrical genius of the Waits songbook. Picture the Triplets of Belleville disguised as Depression Era hobos riding the rails across America stopping to play dance parties and funerals along the road to nowhere.  

Three distinct styles form a captivating original mix, greater than the sum of its' parts, never failing to amaze and delight audiences of all stripes.  Collectively, they have worked with artists including Jack White,  Jackson Browne,  Jane Siberry, Patty Loveless, Dan Penn, Ray La Montaigne, Thomas Dolby, and Taylor Mac.

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